In recent years, more and more wedding suppliers have stepped up to be inclusive and welcoming to all couples, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. But finding the perfect LGBTQ+ wedding supplier can be challenging. That’s why we’ve shortlisted our top LGBTQ+ wedding experts – suppliers who are going the extra mile to make sure all couples feel celebrated and supported on their special day. From venues and photographers to florists and cakemakers, these suppliers offer a range of options to fit every couple’s style and vision.
Chapel House Estate is designed with love-filled celebrations in mind. With an orchard and rustic indoor barn for licenced ceremonies, plus a purpose-built barn, on-site accommodation and restaurant, it’s a dreamy venue for every couple. And every couple is treated with respect from the beginning. All communication is about “partners” until couples share their pronouns, and couples can enjoy a truly individual-led approach (check out their cultural and diversity statement to learn more).
Laura Bareham Photography is proudly queer-owned and always inclusive. She offers emotive storytelling for free-spirited couples who want to break free of expectation and tradition. In her own words: “Being queer myself, I understand how important it is to work with wedding suppliers that you feel safe and comfortable with. I’m deeply committed to and passionate about inclusivity, and this is visible in all areas of the service I provide.” Laura takes part in regular training, webinars, accreditations to further her LGBTQ+ wedding expertise. She also takes care around wording and terminology, and puts great focus on making sure couples feeling safe and comfortable.
Berwick Lodge is a privately owned and independently managed boutique wedding venue, set on the outskirts of Bristol within 18 acres of beautiful gardens. They’re proud to be a gay and lesbian friendly wedding venue with extensive experience in LGBTQ+ wedding ceremonies and receptions. Their dedicated team will work with you to create a truly unique wedding day, that you can personalise and tailor to you. Great food, great service, and a warm and friendly atmosphere. If you want something more low-key and intimate, they offer a stress-free elopement package as well.
Bake To The Future is an award-winning cake company based in Ashford, Kent. They specialise in cakes with personality, geeky and alternative designs to truly reflect each couple’s uniqueness! Their founder and baker, Lou, is a member of the LGBTQ+ community herself. In her own words: “I ensure that everything I put out is inclusive, and spend a lot of time speaking to my couples at their consultations and hearing their stories. I don’t specifically use ‘bride’ and ‘groom’ wording, as I’m very mindful that not every wedding even has a bride.”
Broadoaks Country House Broadoaks is an award-winning, exclusive-use Lake District wedding venue set in seven acres of beautifully landscaped gardens with views across to Windermere. It’s the ideal fairy tale venue – voted one of the most romantic wedding venues in the UK by the AA. For the past few years now, they’ve been the no. 1 gay venue in Cumbria for both weddings and civil partnerships, with an experienced team who have organised, catered and delivered some truly memorable wedding days. Plus, they’re gay-owned – which they say makes a huge difference, as they understand how difficult the journey has been to get this far.
Queen Bea Photography specialises in relaxed, natural and fun wedding photography for easygoing couples. The founder and owner, Genevieve, is open to the fact that she identifies as LGBTQ+, and has gone through the wedding process herself. In her own words: “I’m a member of the LGBTQ+ community, so being inclusive is very important to me. I also know exactly what obstacles queer couples can go through when planning their wedding as I’ve been there myself (my wife and I have been married for five years).” There’s a specific page on her website devoted to LGBTQ+ weddings, and her portfolio showcases a wide variety of different couples. Genevieve has also taken the Wedding Business School’s LGBTQ+ Awareness Course, to further her LGBTQ+ wedding expertise.
A unique LGBTQ+ friendly lakeside wedding venue set within three acres of stunning grounds, Crown Hall Farm is perfect for same-sex couples looking to tie the knot. The supportive event team will work with you every step of the way to make your big day as individual as you are. You can completely customise your wedding, making it personal to you as a couple, and don’t have to keep to tradition. The venue itself boats a characterful boat house, 20ft cocktail bar boat and luxury marquee with tiled floor, plus climate control and panoramic views.
Bella Sposa Bridal Boutique is home to designer wedding gowns, occasion wear and accessories. They’re proud to be fully LGBTQ+ welcoming. Most notable is their Diverse Collection – a carefully curated range featuring a wide selection of wedding outfits for those couples who are seeking something other than the traditional. From jumpsuits and playsuits, to overskirts and differently coloured dresses, there’s something for everyone. In the words of owner Cassandra: “We believe in loving without limits. It’s all about finding the wedding attire that makes you feel your best.” The boutique also provides LGBTQ+ colleagues and allies with opportunities to connect, and works alongside LGTBQ+ charities and community groups. They’re committed to meaningful, year-round action.
Hedsor House is an idyllic location for weddings and civil ceremonies. It’s an award-winning luxury country house wedding venue, set within 100 acres of historic parkland and Grade II listed gardens in Buckinghamshire, 45 minutes from London. It’s reputation as one of the most impressive wedding venues in the country comes as no surprise, and it was voted by Brides Magazine as the no. 1 wedding venue in Buckinghamshire. Most importantly, it prides itself on being a completely open, welcoming and inclusive venue. Any couple who wishes to celebrate and mark their love is welcome at Hedsor. Their talented wedding team are experienced in organising same-sex wedding celebrations, and will be with you every step of the way to bring your ideas to life.
4YaParty Weddings and Events specialises in rustic and eco-friendly weddings. They can supply a complete venue styling service, as well as wonderful sweet treats and props. They’re proud to be members of the Gay Wedding Directory, and to have diversity and inclusivity at its core. In the words of owner Mercedes: “At 4YaParty Weddings & Events, diversity and inclusivity aren’t just important, but are one of the main foundations that our small business is grown on. Being bi-sexual myself, I understand too well the importance of feeling safe and being seen. I make sure all couples feel safe by asking and using their correct pronouns, not making assumptions and ensuring that my love and support for the LGBTQ+ community is loud and clear so that they don’t feel the need to ask here. I have taken an LGBTQ+ awareness course and proudly display this badge on my website and socials and am very open about my own sexuality.”
Kings Place is a modern waterside venue with picturesque views of Regents Canal – the perfect backdrop for an urban LGTBQ+ wedding. The Battlebridge Room is fully licensed for wedding ceremonies and boasts floor to ceiling windows overlooking Regent’s Canal, plus an exclusive, private covered terrace. From organising bespoke entertainment, food, decoration, and everything in between, the flexibility of Kings Place’s spaces and dedicated team means you can have every detail tailored to you. One of their most recent weddings was a same-sex air travel-themed Jew-ish Wedding, featuring everything from the most beautiful bespoke Chuppah to being walked down the aisle with bag pipes and finishing their day with a surprise drag act for everyone to enjoy.
Proud Fox Ceremonies By Martin Fox-Roberts specialises in crafting bespoke and personal wedding ceremonies that truly reflect each couple’s uniqueness. A celebrant-led wedding means couples have the freedom to choose the style, time, length and location of their ceremony, and to then personalise it with whatever vows, poems, speeches, rituals or theme they might like. Martin provides a safe space for LGBTQ+ couples by having a Safe Space Statement, being aware of the language used in things like consultations and forms, and displaying images of LGBTQ+ couples. In his own words, “being visible as an openly gay person” also means that Martin knows how to serve the community as a member of that community, and ensures that everything he does is meaningful and impactful.
Parklands Quendon Hall is the perfect fairy tale wedding venue for same-sex couples to marry in and celebrate their special day. Their same-sex marriages and civil ceremonies are completely customisable, so you can choose the readings and music to best reflect your personalities and relationship. The venue itself is set in beautifully landscaped gardens and natural deer park, while their exclusive-use Georgian manor house can accommodate anywhere from 40 to 140 guests. It’s the perfect balance of elegance and grandeur, with a relaxed, inclusive, and welcoming feel.
The Bloom Room prides itself on being completely couple-led, whether you’re after bohemian, wild blooms, or something more manicured and precise. Founder Lottie is openly LGBTQ+ herself. She believes that working on individual, personal celebrations of love is what makes us truly happy. In her own words: “We are a truly inclusive business. We have supplied flowers to LGBTQ+ couples in the past and have future weddings for LGBTQ+ couples to look forward to. We use inclusive language on our website, in emails and in person and don’t assume gender or the flowers anyone would like for their wedding. Everyone should be free to celebrate their love how they want and we should as suppliers support and encourage that no matter what!”
Nestled just beyond London’s South Bank, Siobhan Davies Studios provides the perfect venue for an LGBTQ+ wedding ceremony and/or wedding reception in South London. Housed in a converted Victorian school, the contemporary arts space creates a unique balance between old and new design that makes it a fun and versatile space to suit your unique style and vision. The studios hold a wedding and civil partnership licence so can provide a beautiful location for your ceremony and reception. They cater for all weddings and are proud to be a gay-friendly wedding venue and provide a warm and welcoming space for same-sex marriages.
Atelier Weddings offers a brilliant range of customisable planning services, from full-service to partial to on-the-day. For LGBTQ+ couples in particular, they provide resources and referrals to LGBTQ+ friendly suppliers, as well as information and guidance on potential legal and financial challenges. Founder Kelly understands that each couple is unique and deserves a bespoke celebration that reflects their individual style and personality. In her own words: “At our business, we are committed to creating a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment for all couples, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. We understand that LGBTQ+ couples may face unique concerns and challenges while planning their wedding, and we take steps to address and overcome these challenges.”
The Mill Barns is a purpose-built barn wedding venue like no other, featuring exclusive use of three magnificent oak-framed wedding barns, luxury onsite accommodation, mesmerising water features, and eight acres of mature landscaped gardens. But it’s not just a grand and impressive venue. There is endless opportunity for personalisation, which we know is so important especially to LGBTQ+ couples. The lovely events team will facilitate and encourage all your wedding ideas and plans, both in person and via their wedding planner. There is also a completely flexible same-sex wedding day schedule, which will accommodate every couple’s requirements. So if you want to structure your day slightly differently to meet both of your needs, there are various bespoke schedule options.
Elderflower & Fern provides bespoke floral preservation services for wedding bouquets, so you can transform your gorgeous blooms into sentimental works of art. Founder Lorna is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community as a bisexual woman, and has helped preserve wedding bouquets from both LGBTQ+ and straight couples! Inclusivity is central to her ethos: “I make sure all of my language on my website and through the booking process, as well as on social media, is inclusive towards not just ‘bride’ and ‘groom’ couples but all couples.”
The Monastery Manchester proudly celebrates love of all genders and colours, and has always welcomed LGBTQ+ weddings. Featuring unique and inspiring Grade II listed buildings, it provides a breathtaking historic backdrop for your special day. It’s 10 minutes from the city centre – great for guests visiting Manchester and well placed if you want to carry on the party in the Gay Village. Plus, every booking goes towards supporting local community projects, including The African Rainbow Family, who support LGBTQ+ people of African and BAME heritage seeking asylum in the UK.
Yasmina Nadine Photography specialises in documentary wedding photography with a focus on storytelling that’s candid and unobtrusive. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community herself, Yasmina explains: “I am actively and visibly supportive in all aspects of my life, not just for the purposes of gaining work.” She uses inclusive language on forms and emails, always asks for pronouns, and is visibly inclusive on her website and social media.
Tower Hill Barns is an inclusive wedding venue set amongst idyllic grounds in North Wales, with rustic barn vibes that offer a unique, fresh and fun atmosphere for your special day. They facilitate and celebrate same-sex marriages and civil partnership ceremonies, as well as celebrant led or humanist ceremonies. From walking down the aisle together, to swapping the usual readings for something unique, to getting ready in the same dressing room, they’ve got you covered. You can also count on them to help you showcase your LGBTQ+ pride on your wedding day in both subtle and not-so-subtle ways (think rainbow kicks and multi-coloured smoke bombs).
Linda Keys is a warm, inclusive celebrant who loves to work with all kinds of beautiful couples. She promises to deliver a ceremony that is truly personal and joyful, helping your select whichever readings and music you like and craft vows that are unique and meaningful to you and your partner. She is also a true LGBTQ+ wedding expert. In her own words: “I have built my business and created all my resources with the LGBTQ+ community in mind. Anybody I work with should feel completely represented, accepted, celebrated, and seen. This has never been something I have had to introduce, as it is fundamental to my values and has been since my childhood. We have a whole module within our celebrant training which covers inclusive practice and diversity awareness.”
The Wellbeing Farm isn’t just a fun, unique and sustainable farm-based wedding venue, but also one committed to diversity and inclusion. They’re proud to be featured on the same-sex wedding guide, offering a safe environment for same-sex couples to get married in, along with having a very supporting team. They also hold a “PRIDE” themed wedding fair every year, specifically with LGBTQ+ couples in mind. These fairs always involve collaboration with LGBTQ+ suppliers, to ensure the experience is as fun, safe and open to LGBTQ+ couples as possible.
AJ Feather Photography loves to tell beautiful stories through thoughtful and authentic imagery, and believes that each wedding is unique to you. In the words of founder and owner Arienne: “I want everyone to feel comfortable when using my photography business. No one should feel shy to tell me who they are or how they want to be identified as. Love is love. I have spent a lot of time educating myself and doing online courses to leave how to make people feel more inclusive. I introduce myself as she/her to everyone so no one is left out and I even have a badge on my work bag so people can see I am inclusive. I love everyone and I want everyone to feel themself around me.”
There you have our top LGBTQ+ wedding expert suppliers for couples who want to celebrate their love in a safe and accepting environment. Whether you’re looking for a grand and formal affair or a more intimate and relaxed celebration, there’s a supplier out there that’s perfect for you.